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Update: Police release pictures of Paphos jewellery shop theft suspects

October 10, 2018 at 11:55am
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Paphos police are looking for a man and a woman suspected of stealing 50 rings worth €20,000 from a jewellery shop while pretending to be prospective buyers.

The couple, both non-Cypriot, went into the shop as the shopkeeper was preparing to close for lunch and asked to look at various items.

CCTV shows the woman asking the shopkeeper questions as the man, taking advantage of  a moment when the shopkeeper’s back was turned, to grab the rings from a stand and to hide them under his T-shirt.

The shopkeeper noticed the rings were gone a few hours later, when he reopened the shop and contacted police.